La fanciulla del west

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi A new edition of Giacomo Puccini’s ‘La fanciulla del West’ tributes the world of filmmaking, at the Milanese Teatro alla Scala. The three-act opera — based on the play ‘The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco —  tributes the fortitude of the miners who would cross  [ Read More ]

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La cena delle beffe

  By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Umberto Giordano’s four act opera ‘La cena delle beffe’ (The Jester’s Supper), adapts Sem Benelli’s 1909 play of the same name. The story, set in Florence at the time of Lorenzo de’ Medici, accounts the rivalry between Giannetto Malespini and Neri Chiaramantesi for the affections of the beautiful Ginevra. Neri  [ Read More ]

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  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Giuseppe Verdi’s dramma lirico opens Teatro alla Scala’s new season. Giovanna d’Arco returned to Milan’s opera house after 150 years, for “La Prima” on December 7th, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For the first time, Riccardo Chailly, principal conductor and successor to Daniel Barenboim, was  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Teatro alla Scala concludes its operatic season with Alan Berg, who adapted into an opera the play Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. The production debuted in 1997 under the direction of maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli. In this occasion Ingo Metzmacher conducted the music through a representation that adopts the very same mise en  [ Read More ]

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Turandot at La Scala

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Milan’s opening of Expo, on May 1st, had an international flavoured version of Turandot, staged in the world-renowned milanese opera house. Puccini’s masterpiece marked the debut of conductor Riccardo Chailly at the helm of musical ensembles of Teatro alla Scala. This was also the first time that Luciano Berio’s ending to  [ Read More ]

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Aida at La Scala

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi We all are accustomed to the grandeur of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, which takes place in the Egypt of the pharaohs. The story – about the enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida, who becomes romantically entangled with the young warrior Radamès, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris – has conquered audiences through  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   During 2014’s International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition (Salone del Mobile), in Milan, Italy, designer Lucia Odescalchi presented her new collection of jewellery with the tantalising scenery created by the installations of visual artist Simona Bertolotto. Lucia Odescalchi’s exclusive handcrafts are created with special techniques through an extremely refined choice of materials,  [ Read More ]

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POSTER DEFINITIVO

  A picture’s worth as a thousand words. Is that why  today in the world of publishing, journalism, media, the illustration is used so often? Whether it is the cover of a book, to follow an article, will lead to an ‘infographic or an advertisement, the illustration, static or animated, has become the key of  [ Read More ]

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A great goal for four established artists taking part in one of the most regarded art fairs in the world.   Four cartoonists, Alberto Corradi, Diavù (Davide Vecchiato), Massimo Giacon and Ale Giorgini, one project: from the 7th to the 10th of March the quartet will develop and perform live the forthcoming show QU4TTRO (four),  [ Read More ]

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              Triennale Design Museum presents KAMA. Sex and Design, a great exhibition about the relationship between eros and design. The title refers to the Hindu God of sexual pleasure, human love and desire. KAMA tries to deal with one of the more exasperated contemporary “ghosts”, but in the meantime the more  [ Read More ]

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